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Telemedicine

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Now Offering Pediatric Telemedicine

Somerville, NJ, June 11, 2017 — Anjalee Khemlani reports on NJBIZ that Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, in Somerville, announced it is offering pediatric telemedicine through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJUH in New Brunswick.

According to a statement from the hospital’s parent organization, RWJBarnabas Health, “Using real-time video conference via a remote telepresence device, telemedicine allows physicians to evaluate patients from a remote location, eliminating the need for extra travel in emergency situations.” Continue reading

Sen. Diane Allen Bill Legalizing Telemedicine in New Jersey Passes Committee

Trenton Capital Dome  MoonTrenton, NJ, September 27, 2016 — Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) authorizing the use of telemedicine in New Jersey has been advanced by the Senate Health Committee.

“Telemedicine is especially vital for patients who suffer from chronic illness, seniors who are homebound, and families who live in rural areas where they would have to travel very far to receive medical care,” Senator Allen said.

“No one should have to choose between paying for groceries and traveling to see a doctor,” Senator Allen continued.  “By legalizing telemedicine, we can bring the cost of healthcare down and expand access to a variety of health services for millions of new patients.” Continue reading

Rutgers Is Increasing Health Care Access Through Telemedicine

Mobile Medicine 2New Brunswick, NJ, July 12, 2016 ―  Rutgers School of Nursing and Rutgers Business School have teamed up to pilot the use of telemedicine technology to provide health care for underserved populations in Greater Newark.

The pilot research study will employ a system developed by SmartCareDoc, a division of Telemed Ventures, to connect providers and patients virtually using internet-connected mobile devices.

“Telemedicine is rapidly becoming an accepted part of the health care delivery system,” said Ann Bagchi, a registered nurse and instructor at the School of Nursing who is a key driver of the pilot study.  “When the technology is used appropriately, it has a unique capacity to improve access, lower costs and improve health care outcomes.” Continue reading

Doctors Turn to Telemedicine for House Calls and Fast Diagnoses

Tacoma, WA, July 12, 2015The New York Times today reports that the same forces that have made instant messaging and video calls part of daily life for many Americans are now shaking up basic medical care.

Health systems and insurers are rushing to offer video consultations for routine ailments, convinced they will save money and relieve pressure on overextended primary care systems in cities and rural areas alike.  And more people who are fluent in Skype and FaceTime and eager for cheaper, more convenient medical care, are trying them out.

But telemedicine is facing pushback from some more traditional corners of the medical world.   Continue reading